A Start to the New Room!

So I’ve been steadily collecting things since my last post.

Last week I blogged that I had gotten some lamps and a chair to go in my dream room.  This week has been as follows:

Old window frames for the walls:


New/Used table for the end of the bed as a “bench.”


It’s pretty awesome and has these cool claw feet:


I picked out my paint, its Behr’s Rain Washed…  It’s a pale, blue green.


I’m going tomorrow to pick up some doors for my headboard.  I found the ones in my last blog on Kijiji so I’ve bargained with them a bit and while I’m still paying too much for them, I’ve got to have them to complete the room.

My sister is going to do some artwork for another wall for us, so I’ve given her this as some inspiration:


I think I found some side tables today at the flea market, but I’m trying not to go tooooooo crazy buying stuff.  I might have something usable around the house, or be able to find something at a yard sale tomorrow a little cheaper than the $75 they wanted at the flea market…

More updates tomorrow!


My Dream Room

So I’ve been a little MIA lately.  But I’m going to try to remedy that.   I’ve been so busy starting a new job and learning new things that I’ve been neglecting my house projects.  I’m going to try to start working on them again.

I’m going to start working on my spare room.  I bought this townhouse condo a year ago and everything is “builder’s beige.”  It’s been driving me nuts for an entire year.  I’ve also been trying to replace all my Ikea furniture with real wood pieces.   I have pulled some inspiration from this picture:


(It’s from dirtcheapdecoratingdivas.blogspot.com)  I love everything about it.

I’ve already got my feelers out on some antique doors.  I found these ones online and I’m just waiting for the person to respond to my email:


I bought these lamps:


Today we went to the local flea market.   I wandered around and found tons of treasures that I didn’t need.  I fell in love with this elaborate candy dish that I thought I could use as a bedside jewelry holder:


But….  It was $65.  Totally outrageous. But totally gorgeous.

AND then…. there was this:


A beautiful rosewood corner chair!!  The price was $95.  I told the lady I was interested in in and she dropped it to $80.  I told her I’d think about it while I walked around.  She then told me $75.  We walked around and I thought about it and decided that we’d come back tomorrow and if it was still there I’d get it.  We went to walk out and she told me she’d take $65 if I’d take it today.  SOLD.   I was out of there with the chair faster than you could imagine!   I got it home and fixed up the fabric trim that was coming loose.  It’s such an amazing chair.  I can’t wait to have it in my dream spare room!

Teak chairs! Woot woot!

So I was at an auction a while ago and I spied these fabulous teak chairs, a set of four.

They came for auction and no one was bidding on them! I started to get panicky. I have this weird thing where I feel bad for nice stuff when no one wants it. So I bid, and someone else jumped in and I bid again and they backed off! Well if I didn’t end up getting the chairs for $16… FOR ALL FOUR.


They are all in great condition and everyone who sees them loves them!


My boyfriend even uses one for his desk chair because they are so comfortable.


Notice the kitty come hither pose? He’s special.

Anyway, does anyone know what a set of these chairs would go for? Probably not $16…

A wee craft

So my mom saw this:


And I told her “You are NOT paying that price for something I can make!” (Sorry bouclair! Eep!)

I printed the text out to fit an 8 x 10 frame and headed to goodwill to find one. I found a bigger one for 5 dollars, brand spanking new AND it came with matting! So I came up with this:


And that’s the craft of the day!